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I'm trying to describe the feature my iPad has that is counter-efficient. I'm positive there is a word that means counter-efficient. Does anybody know what that word is?

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Do you mean "inefficient"? – Irene Apr 1 '12 at 19:08
I tried using inefficient but I meant to say it was the opposite of efficient. To my understanding inefficient means not efficient, counter-efficient means not efficient – henryaaron Apr 1 '12 at 19:12
so they mean the same. good, problem solved! – Matt E. Эллен Apr 1 '12 at 19:22
If you want to say that a specific feature of your iPad doesn't perform its task well, then your word is "inefficient". – Irene Apr 1 '12 at 19:22
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The word is counterproductive - tending to hinder or act against the achievement of an aim.

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Aha I know this word, I wonder why I didn't think of it. Perfect! – henryaaron Apr 1 '12 at 19:39

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